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Postdoctoral Fellow – Dudley Lab

The Dudley laboratory at the Pacific Northwest Research Institute (PNRI) seeks a motivated postdoctoral scholar who is passionate about genetics, microbiology, biological processes associated with fungal pathogenesis, and translating their discoveries into therapeutics to improve human health. The successful candidate will participate in several collaborative (multi-lab) projects focused on developing novel antifungal drugs that are effective against a wide array of highly drug resistant fungal pathogens. Candidates must have expertise in microbiology, including laboratory experience with BSL2 fungal pathogens, such as Candida albicans, or comparable experience with BSL2 bacteria.

Research in the Dudley laboratory focuses on a wide array of basic science questions and translations applications.  The highly collaborative, interdisciplinary nature of our laboratory provides a strong training environment in the areas of classical and modern genetics, quantitative trait analysis, high throughput functional assays, synthetic biology, genomics, and yeast biology. The Dudley lab and the broader PNRI community also actively work to increase diversity in STEM, translate our discoveries in ways that benefit society, and train the next generation of scientists.


  • A Ph.D. in genetics, microbiology, biology or related disciplines. 
  • At least 5 years of laboratory experience in microbiology. 
  • At least 2 years of laboratory experience with fungal or bacterial pathogens. 
  • Ability to work with BSL2 fungal pathogens. 
  • Prior experience with scientific writing. 
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start of employment.

About PNRI:

PNRI is an independent, nonprofit, biomedical research institute with a distinguished history of contributing scientific advances to improve health in a variety of disease areas. PNRI is committed to creating a diverse environment and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

Please see www.pnri.org for more information.

How to Apply:

For immediate consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume (or curriculum vitae) to hr@pnri.org. No phone calls please.

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